Dr. Aadia Rana is an internal medicine and infectious diseases physician at The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Rana obtained her medical degree at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine/international health at Case Western Reserve University. She subsequently came to Brown University where she completed a combined clinical and research fellowship in infectious diseases and HIV Health Services Research.
Tashima KT & Rana AI. Global Incidence and Epidemiology of the AIDS Pandemic, Distribution of HIV Subtypes, and Epidemiology of Hepatitis C Infection among HIV-Positive Individuals. In: HIV and the Brain, pp. 9-16, Springer Publishing, New York, NY, 2009.
Rana AI. Approach to a Patient with Persistent Bacteremia. In: Infectious Diseases, 3rd edition, pp. 539-41, Cohen J, Powderly WG and Opal SM eds, Elsevier Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, 2010.
Dr. Aadia Rana's primary research area is addressing disparities in access and adherence to medical treatment among HIV-infected individuals, with a focus on racial and gender disparities. She is director of The Miriam Hospital Immunology Center Adherence and Retention Program (ICARE). Her work incorporates health services research, behavioral sciences, social sciences, and clinical medicine. Dr. Rana is also the site investigator on clinical trials investigating novel agents for the treatment of HIV and Hepatitis C at The Miriam Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit.
Dr. Rana's primary research focus is evaluating and improving adherence to medical care and treatment among HIV-infected patients, a vital issue which impacts individual health as well as public health. She has several ongoing projects evaluating factors that impact adherence to HIV care and treatment among: patients at the Miriam Hospital Immunology clinic, postpartum HIV-infected women in Mississippi, and postpartum HIV-infected women in Ghana. Her works involves testing novel interventions to improve adherence as well as research on implementation of practice-based interventions.
Dr. Rana is also sub-investigator of the The Miriam Hospital AIDS Clinical Trial Clinical Research Site, a subunit of the Harvard AIDS Clinic Trials Unit of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). She is also the local principal investigator of clinical trials investigating novel treatments for HIV and Hepatitis C at the Miriam Hospital Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit.
1. Principal Investigator, NIMH 1K23MH100955. Improving Retention in Care Among Postpartum HIV-Infected Women in Mississippi. 7/1/2014-6/30/2019. $849,850
2. Co-investigator. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (R34-AT008930) Title: Mindfulness Training to Improve ART Adherence and Reduce Risk Behavior among Persons Living with HIV. PI: Michael Carey. 8/1/2015-7/31/2018 $656,000
3. Co-investigator. National Institute of Mental Health. R34MH108431. Mobile Health Application to Improve HIV Medication Adherence. 7/16/2015-5/31/2018 PI: Susan Ramsey. $213,032
4. Site Principal Investigator. GlaxoSmith Kline. A Phase IIb Study Evaluating a Long-Acting Intramuscular Regimen of GSK1265744 plus TMC278 For The Maintenance of Virologic Suppression Following an Induction of Virologic Suppression on an Oral regimen of GSK1265744 plus Abacavir/Lamivudine in HIV-1 Infected, Antiretroviral Therapy-Naive Adult Subjects (200056 or Latte 2). 6/2014-6/2019. $176,031.
5. Principal Investigator. Health Resources and Services Administration (P06HA30508-01-00) Ryan White Title III HIV Capacity Development and Planning Grant. HIV Care Innovation: Integration of Motivational Interviewing into a Practice Based Approach to Improve Retention and Viral Suppression at a Ryan-White funded HIV clinic. 9/1/2016-8/31/2017. $79,580